“BATTLE OF LEWISHAM 1977” PLAQUE

Unveiling of commemorative plaque in Clifton Rise New Cross on Sunday 13th August 2017 on the 40th anniversary

After the unveiling of the plaque Councillor Alan Hall said:

“I was there on the day as an 11-year-old and was lucky not to have been caught up in it. My parents went on the march to oppose the National Front in Lewisham and I had been with them earlier but they sent me home. However, I secretly stayed because I wanted to see what was happening and saw police horses going up Lewisham High Street.

“The day was a turning point in opposing the alarming rise of the National Front and we owe a debt of gratitude to those who bravely opposed the violent thugs of the NF.

“We must continue to be vigilant against racism and fascism in all its forms as Lewisham’s strength today lies in its diversity and when we are always better when we stand united together.”

The plaque and unveiling was organised by Lewisham Council and Goldsmith’s College who have organised the series of anniversary events commemorating the march. These can be viewed here 

 

 

 

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